With 240 applications in 2011, a rise of 25% from 2010, the Green Gown Awards are firmly established as prestigious recognition of sustainability excellence in the further and higher education sectors.
With sustainability a mainstream core business agenda, it is right that universities and colleges recognise the potential and responsibility that they have to make the appropriate changes in order to meet the needs of our future green economy and society.
It is therefore all the more important the whole sector learns from the successes of the Green Gown Awards’ winning and commended entries. This will be assisted by the support and encouragement of the Green Gown Awards’ partners and sponsors, and the quality assurance provided by the rigorous assessment of applications by independent judges with great experience in the sector or the category topics. A key part of the EAUC's role is to ensure that the Green Gown Awards continue to go from strength to strength and that Members see increased dissemination of good practice - thus reflecting value added approach to Membership. These resources help colleagues achieve more from the Green Gown Awards in the future.
We're also pleased to be able to share the excellence demonstrated by the Australasian Green Gown Awards in 2011. We were overwhelmed by the number of institutions eagerly wanting to share their experiences and help you on your own journey to excellence. We share them with you here via case studies and videos.
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A case study from a Green Gown Award winner about the Carbon Challenge scheme which has achieved significant savings to the university during its two years of operation.
Late 2009, Engineers without Borders, a student engineering society in the University of Warwick, sought support from the university Estates Office for a 1kW wind turbine project.
In October 2010 Northern Ireland’s South Eastern Regional College (SERC) opened a brand new Environmental Skills Centre on its refurbished and extended Ards Campus.
To promote student engagement with SRS, the University of Edinburgh has developed an online resource called OurEd which makes SRS relevant and engaging for students.
The University of Edinburgh’s sustainability programme has achieved significant positive impact across the University and contributes to sector-wide improvements in...
New College Stamford (NCS) recently established an Environmental and Sustainability strategy with high emphasis placed on social responsibility.
Imperial College formulated a comprehensive Green IT Policy, which resulted in ICT leading a number of sustainability initiatives across the institution.
Imperial College London is committed to provide a sustainable and operable estate, despite extensive refurbishment/new build and staff/student growth.
Completed in July 2010, the £4.2m Durning Centre at Edge Hill University is a building that incorporates unique sustainability innovations.
A university’s carbon brainprint of research, consultancy or teaching is an estimate of the change in carbon emissions from its known and predicted outcomes in practice.
Confronted with the rising cost – both financial &environmental – of conventional fuel, Blackpool & The Fylde College has driven its sustainable transport using waste...
Salford Energy House provides a platform for academics to collaborate with industry in the development of products to reduce the carbon emissions.
The University of Hertfordshire has carried out a green ICT project to achieve a number of objectives associated with its data centres.
The One Planet MBA is a unique programme designed to develop a new generation of managers and leaders who will transform businesses and deliver more sustainable strategies.
Commencing in April 2010, this survey gives an invaluable insight into the use of the NTU estate, recording the utilisation of over 300 rooms every hour.
With 240 applications in 2011, 25% up from 2010, the Green Gown Awards are firmly established as prestigious recognition of sustainability excellence in tertiary education.
The University of Leeds took part in the UTravelActive project, which promotes health, well-being and sustainable living through encouraging and facilitating active travel.
Green Gown Awards 2011 - winners' brochure from the annual Awards, recognising excellence in sustainability within the further and higher education sector